Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Ian Fults, and Jonathan Colbon
Podcast length: 54:46
A great timeless story that explores one of the base human fears about losing freedom and individuality. This story plays as a quiet Alien invasion movie, and in that vein, succeeds beautifully. We can also use Body Snatchers as a lens to explore our McCarthyism and the Red Scare of the 50’s.
Being that it’s a movie from the 50’s, we believe that many young folks today might not give this film a chance. Rem thought it the duplication and the death of the original person was a glossed over and not explained very well. Jonathan preferred the original ending, which ended on a much more pessimistic note.
We all agree that Invasion of the Body Snatchers is absolutely essential Sci-Fi viewing. Using an Alien invasion to tell a story about the loss of freedom and individuality, and can also be viewed through the lens of the Communist threat of the 50’s. Once you’re done with this one, go watch the 1978 version with Donald Sutherland.
Director: Don Siegel
Writers: Daniel Mainwaring, Jack Finney, Richard Collins
Kevin McCarthy – Dr. Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter – Becky Driscoll
Carolyn Jones – Theodora ‘Teddy’ Belicec
King Donovan – Jack Belicec
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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Invasion of the Body Snatchers